Thursday, August 3, 2017

Marilyn Monroe

This week marks the 55th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death. The world lost Marilyn Monroe 55 years ago on Aug. 5, 1962. Born Norma Jean Baker, Monroe modeled and starred in movies including "Some Like it Hot" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." She was perhaps the world's favorite sex symbol, with a mixture of sensuality and innocence. She died at age 36 in her Brentwood home from a drug overdose.

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress and model. Famous for playing comic "dumb blonde" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and was emblematic of the era's attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexpected death in 1962. She continues to be considered a major popular culture icon.

In 2013, we had a blond party at T.R.A.C.S and I published several posts about blond and most are a about Marilyn. So if you want to know more about her, here is the link:

Back in June of 1962, Cosmopolitan assigned the photographer George Barris to capture Marilyn Monroe around Los Angeles, which he obligingly did over the course of several weeks. The resulting 150 photos, a few weeks later, when Monroe unexpectedly passed away at age 36, making the Barris sessions her final photo shoot. Here is one I love most.

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